New Jersey continues to make tremendous strides forward in reducing or eliminating combined sewer overflows, controlling solids and floatables, and utilizing green infrastructure to manage stormwater. However, there may be times when the elimination of an outfall or significant reduction of an overflow is not feasible.
Engineering analysis conducting in 2005 and 2007 indicated that end of pipe, satellite solids removal and disinfection is a cost-effective alternative to addressing combined sewer overflows (CSOs). Yet, the application of satellite technologies was limited and not fully proven. In the current NJPDES CSO permit, the NJDEP requires CSO permittees to evaluate satellite treatment along with 6 other CSO control alternatives to be considered in LTCP.
To advance satellite treatment technology Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority offered to undertake one comprehensive study that would verify the performance and cost of the latest viable technologies where the results could be used for other CSO permittees. The WWDDP was conducted from 2014 to 2015 at the Oak Street facility in Bayonne which receives combined sewer overflow from Bayonne City.